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Acura was the first of the spinoff luxury brands from a Japanese automaker. Honda, which spun it off, did everything just right: Franchise laws prevented the opening of new Honda dealerships too close to existing ones. By creating a new nameplate (Acura), it was able to open more dealerships in the profitable urban areas, where Honda already had considerable strength, and to ignore the areas less likely to buy imports. The upscale positioning of Acura was good for Honda's entire image. In 1994, just over 1 million Acuras were sold, with the Acura Legend representing the majority.
 
Acura was the first of the spinoff luxury brands from a Japanese automaker. Honda, which spun it off, did everything just right: Franchise laws prevented the opening of new Honda dealerships too close to existing ones. By creating a new nameplate (Acura), it was able to open more dealerships in the profitable urban areas, where Honda already had considerable strength, and to ignore the areas less likely to buy imports. The upscale positioning of Acura was good for Honda's entire image. In 1994, just over 1 million Acuras were sold, with the Acura Legend representing the majority.
 
==Car models==
 
==Car models==
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===Compact===
 
*[[Acura Integra]]
 
*[[Acura Integra]]
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===Mid-size===
*[[Acura CL]] (1997-)
 
 
*[[Acura Vigor]] (1992-1994)
 
*[[Acura Vigor]] (1992-1994)
*[[Acura TL]] (1996-)
 
*[[Acura SLX]] (1996-1999)
 
 
*[[Acura Legend]] (1991-1995)
 
*[[Acura Legend]] (1991-1995)
 
*[[Acura TL]] (1996-)
 
*[[Acura RL]] (1996-)
 
*[[Acura RL]] (1996-)
 
*[[Acura CL]] (1997-)
 
*[[Acura NSX]]
 
*[[Acura NSX]]
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===Sport Utility===
 
*[[Acura SLX]] (1996-1999)
 
[[Category:Japanese automotive companies]]
 
[[Category:Japanese automotive companies]]

Revision as of 09:44, 2 November 2016

Acura was the first of the spinoff luxury brands from a Japanese automaker. Honda, which spun it off, did everything just right: Franchise laws prevented the opening of new Honda dealerships too close to existing ones. By creating a new nameplate (Acura), it was able to open more dealerships in the profitable urban areas, where Honda already had considerable strength, and to ignore the areas less likely to buy imports. The upscale positioning of Acura was good for Honda's entire image. In 1994, just over 1 million Acuras were sold, with the Acura Legend representing the majority.

Car models

Compact

Mid-size

Sport Utility

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